Due to the fact that of Covid-19, Germany and also France customize solar tenders

Mar 25, 2020 03:19 PM ET
  • The federal governments of both nations are addressing solar market demands by readjusting tender plans and also taking into consideration steps to stay clear of punitive damages and also the loss of rewards because of missed out on due dates.
Due to the fact that of Covid-19, Germany and also France customize solar tenders
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German network authority the Bundesnetzagentur has actually made changes to the regards to its solar tenders in feedback to a telephone call from programmers recently to postpone grid-connection target dates for centers being developed under the nationwide purchase program for big range PV.

" The coronavirus has actually developed a phenomenal circumstance," the authority claimed after taking measures to prevent charges being gotten missed out on project conclusion due dates. Due to the fact that of the interruption they are experiencing many thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, programmers made the telephone call.

Tenders which are in progress will certainly experience a hold-up however the Bundesnetzagentur stated designers need to comply with the existing schedule to lodge project proposals. Instead of releasing the outcomes online, which would certainly cause brand-new due dates under the typical treatment, the results will certainly be revealed in one more way once an evaluation of the Covid-19 circumstance has actually been made.


Nonetheless, various other crucial information associating with the tenders will certainly remain to be revealed, consisting of the variety of proposals obtained and also the variety of electrical energy tolls used. "In the tenders, in which planetary systems can get involved, the capability appointed to projects on cultivatable as well as meadow locations will certainly likewise released," stated the authority.

The French federal government has actually likewise taken measures to assist the PV market. The Directorate General for Energy as well as Climate (DGEC) has actually postponed the days of the following round of solar tenders.

For instance, the purchase round for ground-mounted projects has actually been divided: one workout will certainly currently designate a 3rd of the intended capability on July 3 as well as one more will certainly set aside the equilibrium on November 3.


" The DGEC heard our proposition to keep the July target date by minimizing the quantity," stated Xavier Daval, head of state of the solar payment of French renewables trade body the Syndicate of renewable resources. "The influences of coronavirus today worry all drivers in the industry: module suppliers, designers, producers ... But likewise various other stakeholders in photovoltaic projects: network drivers, management solutions, environmentalists ... This increases worries of a substantial hold-up for the regular resumption of tasks."

The profession body as well as power department are reviewing exactly how to come close to link target dates and also punitive damages for missing them. "We have a aggressive as well as thorough management before us," Daval informed pv magazine. In regards to restarting the market after Covid-19, the sector rep included: "Now is a great time to determine inertia issues in the sector."